Fairy Meadow circus group get funding boost

Neisha Murphy performing for Circus Monoxide. PHOTO:

Neisha Murphy performing for Circus Monoxide. PHOTO:

FAIRY Meadow based Circus Monoxide have been granted $50,000 in funding to help grow and expand the nationally acclaimed performance group.

Circus Monoxide has been performing for over 20 years and have expanded to create a school for future artists to hone their skills and develop their talents.

State MP for Keira Ryan Park said the funding will assist Circus Monoxide continue to grow their number of performances and help ensure this great artistic group can continue to provide opportunities for young performers to establish a career in the performing arts.

Circus Monoxide provides a range of programs for local performers from school aged based groups, tuition for those looking to improve their skills and of course the professional circus troop that performs around the country.

“I have made it very clear that I intend to do everything possible to continue to support a vibrant arts and cultural space here in the region and this funding will help to achieve this,” he said.

Fore more information visit: Circus Monoxide.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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